Chantelle Houghton looks set to follow in Josie Gibson's footsteps, after being papped on the beach showing off her curvier figure just in time for the lucrative Christmas workout DVD market.

The former 'Celebrity Big Brother' winner - seen here on a recent holiday in Majorca - is said to have taken to comfort eating thanks to her ongoing legal battle with her ex Alex Reid over their daughter Dolly.

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Chantelle Houghton

She apparently admitted to scoffing two takeaways a day, telling friends that she is comfortable with her curvier figure, but hates her 'saggy 32E implants'.

"She's admitted having a lot on her plate with taking care of Dolly and dealing with Alex, 38," a source close to the star told Closer magazine.

"The dispute with Alex is very raw and she's told friends it's like a dark cloud hanging over her head. It makes her feel miserable."

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Chantelle relaxes on the beach

Friends say that Chantelle is desperate to have surgery to fix her boobs - which she first had done in 2007 - but is terrified about going under the knife again.

Chantelle - who is currently a size 14 to 16 - has spoken about battling bulimia in the past, revealing that she would drink 12 litres of water a day to fill her stomach and her weight dropped to just eight stone following her split from husband Preston.

Once she reached a healthy weight again, she said of her diet: "I have tried every diet there is, from body wraps and the Special K diet to just drinking water, but I know I have to eat healthily and go to the gym, because that's the only thing that works.

"I've tried everything, apart from surgery and it can make you really unhappy about yourself," she told Heat magazine.

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  • At her thinnest Natalie wanted the whole world to know she'd lost weight. An inevitable work out DVD followed.

  • Former 'Loose Women' star Denise Welch lost over two stone after becoming the face of LigherLife and taking up a new fitness regime in 2013.

  • The Steps singer managed to shed the weight she gained after the band split, but then she fell pregnant and battled to lose it since.

  • Gastric-band-gate swept the nation when it was revealed Fern hadn't exactly told the truth about her weight loss.

  • Dawn French was always been known for being a bit on the larger side, and that's why we loved her. Well, there's less of her to love now as since her split with Lenny she's shed a fair few pounds.

  • That picture on the left actually scares us. It's like she wants us to motorboat in that cleavage. Bleugh.

  • Bristolian comic Justin Lee Collins has gone from rock-sized to rock star after dieting.

  • Former Emmerdale actress Pauline Quirke lost several stone after being told she was morbidly obese.

  • It was revealed that Geri's dramatic weight loss was due to an eating disorder. Luckily she's settled back to a healthy weight now.

  • He's the man of the moment on The X Factor, but after the original Take That split Barlow ballooned.

  • James Corden's role in <em>One Man Two Guv'nors</em> helped him to shift over five stone.

  • TOWIE's Gemma shed four stone on a bid to win Mick Norcross. She gave up the bags of crisps but didn't manage to bag the bloke. Good job she's got Arg now then.

  • Pete's frame isn't the only thing shocking here. WTF is with that hair? Anyway, Pete shed the pounds when he split with Jordan. We didn't hear anything about that?

  • Eh up, don our Kerreh look slim. Must 'av been on t'Weight Watchers.

  • Jack Osbourne has struggled a lot with his size and is still yo-yoing with his weight now.

  • Gerard Butler has never exactly been a porker, but he's swapped his stocky frame for a much leaner one.

  • Jessie Wallace looked unrecognisable after slimming down, but since returning to Easties, Jessie has regained Kat's curvier figure.

  • <em>Superbad</em> actor Jonah Hill made jaws drop across the world when he unveiled his new look at an awards bash. He's hoping to lose more too.

  • The once teeny weeny, leather-chaps wearing Christina Aguilera got tongues a-wagging when she ditched her slight frame.

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